Platforms: Android, BlackBerry, iOS Not everyone is able to travel during the holidays. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t see your loved ones. Skype for laptop, smartphone, or tablet lets you video chat with family from anywhere. Have your family set up a Skype-enabled device in a heavily trafficked area in their home, and you can chat with different relatives as they pass by. Skype’s iPhone app now includes an anti-shake feature that reduces the effect of camera shaking during your video calls, although it only works on the rear camera.